AceShowbiz - Rejoice, fans of "Arrested Development"! The comedy that is about a wealthy family who lost everything will continue telling its story on May 29 in an upcoming fifth season, Netflix announced on Monday, May 7.
The series also unearthes a new trailer to hype up the new season. Although it doesn't offer much details of the upcoming fifth season, the new trailer hints that in season 5, the Bluth family will be all together, unlike previous season 4.
The new season will see Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) running for Congress, much to Michael's (Jason Bateman) surprise. "You? Running for the office?" he asks in disbelief, to which Lindsay responds, "I'm ready to be a part of the problem, Michael." Lindsay running for Congress leads to a family reunion for a filming for her campaign videos.
The trailer of the "new new beginning" also promises that things will be different in season 5. It does seem like that it is as the family thinks they're getting an award they deserve, "family of the year." Buster (Tony Hale) is also seen having a new robotic hand, while Maeby (Alia Shawkat) is experimenting with a slew of new hairdos.
Bluth for Family of the Year! Arrested Development returns May 29. pic.twitter.com/e4bgQithYU— Arrested Development (@arresteddev) May 7, 2018
Season 5 will also feature Jeffrey Tambor, who plays partriarch George Bluth Sr., despite his sexual harassment scandal on the set of his other show "Transparent", from which he has exited. Netflix and the cast of "Arrested Development" have expressed support of the actor by keeping him in the cast of the comedy.
Tambor recently addressed the sexual harassment allegations againts him in a new interview. While the Emmy-winning actor insisted he is "absolutely not" guilty of sexual harassment allegations, he admitted he can be "difficult" and "moody" to work with. "I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless. But as for the other stuff, absolutely not," he said.
"I drove myself and my castmates crazy," the 73-year-old said. "Lines got blurred. I was difficult. I was mean. I yelled at [show creator] Jill [Soloway] - she told me recently she was afraid of me. I yelled at the wonderful [executive producer] Bridget Bedard in front of everybody. I made her cry. And I apologized and everything, but still, I yelled at her. The assistant directors. I was rude to my assistant. I was moody. Sometimes I didn't talk at all."